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Nov 21, 2012 6:30pm PST
, a new law has come into fce, requiring organizations that receive funding from abroad t risr fei ant dam conscious of the days of the cold war, and the affected grpsre n aalhay abtho ilitions. >> many plan to boycott the law, including an election watchdog. this russian election watchdog now has to declare itself a foreign agent because it receives funding from the u.s. and eop. >>t is car tos that any group that does not register as an agent and is viewed as a nuisance by the state apparatus lle rsto be put throu the wnger by th authorities. >> the new law passed tou paianturing the summer with virtually no public outcry. it is backed by the ruling united russia party, which is allied to president vladimir putin. supporters of the law sayt is simply a way to identify groups involved in russian politics who use funds from overseas. >> i do not think it is reeson its just aay of classifying politically active citizens groups. may be someone could explain to me what is so impressive about th. group could continue to operate without foreign funding, but it would make it difficult for ac
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
established law. his remark is seen as a way of countering china's claim of sovereignty over the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the philippine president appealed for cooperation in resolving territorial disputes. he said the philippines has consistently called for peaceful solutions under international rules. vietnamese prime minister also urged that territorial disagreements be solved by international law. the philippines, vietnam, and china have been engaged with disputes over islands in the south china sea, including the spratly islands. but chinese prime minister left laos before the regional issues began. >>> up next, "in depth." >>> china's top political and military leaders are meeting in beijing for the 18th communist party congress. over the next week, the elite who control a nation of 1.3 billion people, will reflect on the past and chart a course for the future. here's an in-depth look on what's happening now in china. 2,200 delegates from across the country gathered inside the great hall of the people. they were chosen from more than 80 million party members a
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Nov 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
exploravision.org to get started. >> some laws are very weird. for example, in st. louis, it's against the law for a firefighter to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown. like i said, some laws are very weird. >> not all magic has to do with spells and potions. there's magic that any of us can do. but as veronique reports, the trick is dedication. >> he looks like a regular teen, hanging out with his family at the kitchen table. but mitch abrams is actually magical. [ ding ] >> [ laughs ] this won't cut it, and that's too long, and that's just right. >> he calls himself magical mitch. >> take the medium rope. >> when he was just eight, his dad showed him his first magic trick -- this one. you might say mitch was immediately roped in. >> pull, and they all become the same. that trick amazed me, and it made me really want to learn magic and get into performing magic for others, and it really pushed me into what i'm doing now. >> now 15, mitch is a master of magic. and he's happy to demonstrate some of his tricks to alison, a summer intern at "teen kids news." >> just like that. >> w
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Nov 26, 2012 6:30pm PST
of law and the division of powers. therefore, i appeal to the egyptian leadership to seek a compromise. >> that is what the demonstrators in cairo are looking for. they vow to continue until he meets their demands. >> for the latest on the story, we are joined now from cairo, and he is following the events there. the president is trying to diffuse the situation and he is negotiating with senior judges. is there any sign of a compromise? >> not yet. the country is really waiting to see if he is going to give in and see if there will be a compromise. the only thing he underlined yesterday is the measure of glory. by substance, no compromise yet. >> what about the mood on the street compared with what you have experienced over the last 18 months? what is it like? >> the muslim brotherhood it is against all the other political institutions. they are unified as they never were before expect that in the military behind mubarrak. there are two big demonstrations tomorrow in cairo. one at the university at the other in tahrir square. >> thank you for that update from cairo. 14 peopl
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Nov 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
with security, the situation in the countryside, and the rule of law in afghanistan. i asked our expert on afghanistan if germany was pulling out troops to soon. >> it depends on the definition of the job done. it is clear that nato has agreed upon a time table to leave afghanistan until 2014, and germany's decision is part of this overarching schedule for afghanistan. however, 2014 is a compromise between the situation of afghanistan, what is needed in afghanistan, and what is the political situation in germany, and what can be communicated to the german public. so the compromise is 2014, but it becomes more and more clear germany will be in afghanistan even after that date with a diminished role. may be 1000 or 500 soldiers. >> the report also says there's been little progress in reconciliation and peace efforts with the taliban. why? >> with some efforts for negotiations between the government in kabul and the range of insurgents, but without success. the second part of the negotiation process failed as well at times to negotiate between the taliban and the government, and that leads
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00pm PST
benefits. the law is expected to go into effect in 2014. but workers say those costs should remain the government's responsibility. similar protests have been recently held in other cities around the country as workers urge the government to protect them. one of the world's most famous traveled denations. now the idyllic island on southern thailand has plans to lure a growing segment of the mark. the predominantly buddhist country makes up nearly 25% of the world's population. here's the report. >> seeking sand and thailand's famous hospitality. they include rising numbers of muslim too. from the middle east, india and other parts of southeast asia. one of the annual events shows what the island has to offer muslim guests. visiting the fair, threw his weight behind the plan. >> if we want to cater for all sorts of clients and tourists, we need to be sensitive to their demands. >> it's a big concern for muslims when they travel. with that in mind, halal means permissible. >> this restaurant has -- diners can eat with confidence it uses only permitted ingredients with no pork or alcohol.
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Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
need for future of our country. >> it really is the nation's laws, losing david patraeus. >> personally, this is a heartbreak. >> full disclosure, we are putting this program together the day before thanksgiving and we come to you with the fervent hope that events will not overcome us. on this day, or families come first, like yours. let's start with the bloody conflict between israel and hamas in the middle east. israel's critics say they're doing more than defending themselves. there was a meeting to come up with a diplomatic solution. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that advances the security and legitimate aspirations of the israelis and palestinians alike. >> if there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution of this problem through diplomatic means, we prefer that. if not, then i'm sure you understand israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> i will borrow the opening question from the "washington post" columnist david ignatius. the question is, is there any escape from this palestinian version of heil? >> there is
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Nov 22, 2012 6:30pm PST
has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws, and decisions. fill us in on this breaking story. >> yesterday's celebrated mediator is taking really dictatorial powers in a constitutional decision by the president. he gave himself all necessary means. he fired the prosecutor general. he ordered trials for those accused of violence in the revolution to be reopened. he is also giving the constitution assembly more time, but at the same time, the constitution assembly is getting immunity from any legal interference, and his own decision cannot be legally challenged. people are still trying to understand and still trying to digest it. the former head of the nuclear agency in vienna -- the question is very much what he will do with his new power. is he going to push egyptian institutions forward, or will he miss use or abuse it? >> another question briefly, if you could -- this is a fast- moving story, how will this affect his role as a regional power broker, especially if it comes six, us? >> -- comes to hamas? >> the question is what will happen with egypt itself. we
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
. but he says in general, the basic perception in the japanese judicial system is that not all law applied to household. he said it's time for society and the judicial system to change so potential crimes can be prevented both outside and inside home. >>> residents of a city in central japan have taken part in an annual ritual. they held a festival to pray and give thanks for a good harvest. >> reporter: they call it rising dragon. and the dragon carries messages to the heavens. the residents of fujieda hold this festival every other year at the end of october. they make the 20-meter missiles by hand. and they compete to make the most dazzling launch. but there's more to the festival than fireworks. as the rockets soar toward heaven, some people recite their personal messages. children take part. like the students of this local elementary school. they began practicing a month before the festival. and who better to teach them than this man. he has been reciting messages for 35 years. >> translator: you don't just sing and you just don't read. you have to put your feelings into it. >
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